The 2017 hurricane season will go down as the most costly hurricane season on record with $295 billion in damages attributed to it. The season produced 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and six major hurricanes reaching category three wind speeds or higher.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas as a category four hurricane. To make matters worse, the storm stalled over the Houston area for more than two days bringing torrential rainfall and flooding to southeastern Texas. Once the storm moved off to the northeast, over $125 billion in damages were left in the storms wake including 107 fatalities.
Hurricane Irma was a category five hurricane with 180 mph sustained winds at its core that weakened gradually before making landfall in Florida as a category four hurricane with winds speeds near 130 mph. Irma’s impact to numerous Caribbean islands as well as the eastern shore of Florida caused over $77 billion in damages to homes, businesses, and public spaces.
Hurricane Maria was a category five storm that impacted the island of Puerto Rico with 180 mph winds leading to over 3000 confirmed fatalities. The storm caused over $91 billion in damages and remains the worst natural disaster in Puerto Rico’s history.
Good360 continues to work with numerous nonprofits on the ground to provide critically needed product to those who were impacted by this devastating storm. Good360 will continue to work to provide needed product during all stages of the recovery process.
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